Crack Comedy
Stand-Up Course

Crack Comedy's Stand-Up Course - Starting September 2021

Join us at Crack Comedy for our signature Stand-Up Comedy Course - a practical approach to stand-up comedy.


There isn’t one type of comedy out there, but there is only one way to do stand-up comedy - and that is to stand up and do it!


In this six-week program, we cover the basics of the craft of stand-up comedy. The course is taught by British-based American comic Erich McElroy and at Crack Comedy in Kingston; Kingston’s longest running comedy club.

The classroom is an intimate, 60 seater venue and the perfect intimate space for what might be your first ever gig. 

The course is appropriate for those brand new to comedy and who want to give it a try, as well as for newer performers who want to gain more confidence, sharpen their performance and learn more about the business of stand-up comedy. 
The course will:

  • Cover how to be natural and comfortable on stage

  • Provide a chance to get up, try your ideas and get continuing feedback

  • Give you the skills to be a great MC

  • Cover the 'do’s and don’t’s' of talking to the audience

  • Help you structure your set, find your voice and learn what you want to present to the audience

  • Cover practical tips for getting gigs or maybe even start your own.

About Your Instructor
Erich has been a professional stand-up in the UK for more than 15 years. He’s performed at The Comedy Store, Glee Club, The Stand, The Frog and Bucket, Covent Garden Comedy, 99 Club, Krater Comedy at the Komedia. He’s performed six full length Edinburgh solo shows. Additionally, Erich has promoted venues for many years and has an insider's perspective on what makes a comedy night great and a comic fantastic. 

How it is structured

The program is five weeks of classes with a final sixth week of a live performance. Each session you will get a chance to get on stage - initially with fellow classmates and then with a showcase. 

By the end of the course you will have honed in on your material, style, execution, and delivery so that you have the confidence to nail a performance with ease. You will have identified your areas of natural talent, and you will leave with your imagination and creativity in high gear ready to take on any audience. 

Each course is limited to only twelve participants. 


Sarah - "It was fantastic. It was great how you were able to see potential in all of us and help us push through the limits of our work."

Michael - "I wanted a course that would help me get a set together and perform it - which it did!"

Richard - "Highly recommend. Genuine meat and potatoes of getting from a scrappy sheet of puns to a polished professional 5 minutes in a very short space of time."

Course Dates:  (times are 7.00pm to 10.00pm)

Autumn 2 Class:
1st November
8th November
15th November
22nd November 
29th November
6th December - Showcase!

Book before 1st October - £229
Book after 1st October - £249

January 2022 Class:
10th January

17th January

24th January

31st January

7th February

14th February - Showcase!

Book before 1st December - £229
Book after 1st December - £249

February/March 2022 Class:
21st February

28th February

7th March

14th March

21st March

28th March - Showcase!

Book before 1st February - £229
Book after 1st February - £249


Comedy Course Registration

To register your interest in a Crack Comedy Stand-Up Course please compete this no-obligation form. We will answer your questions or be able to confirm course availability.